FEC Okays N27.4bn Contract Award For Works, Housing, FCT Ministries

FEC Okays N27.4bn Contract Award For Works, Housing, FCT Ministries

FEC Okays N27.4bn Contract Award For Works, Housing, FCT Ministries

The Federal Executive Coun­cil (FEC) meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday okayed contracts worth N27.4 billion for projects in the Ministry of Works and Housing, as well as the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

 

FEC also approved the estab­lishment of a Federal Univer­sity of Health Sciences, as well as the raising of a bill for the enactment of the Civil Defence, Corrections, Fire, Immigration Services Board (CDCFIB).

 

Disclosing these to State House correspondents after the meeting which held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, the ministers of Works and Hous­ing, Babatunde Fashola (SAN); FCT, Mallam Mohammed Musa Bello; Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola; and the Spe­cial Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, all gave breakdown of various approvals received.

Fashola said his ministry presented two memoranda, both of which were approved by Council.

 

According to him, FEC approved the appointment of consultants to supervise the ongoing construction of Bo­do-Bonny Highway in Rivers State, as well as the construc­tion of the Idah-Nsukka Road, linking Kogi and Enugu states, putting the cost of both projects at N27.067 billion.

 

“On behalf of the Minis­try of Works and Housing, I presented two memoranda to Council, the first was to appoint the consultant to un­dertake the supervision con­sultancy for the construction of the Bodo-Bonny Road and bridge, which was previously awarded by Council. So, we now have a consultant helping to supervise what the contrac­tor is doing.

 

“The supervision consul­tancy was awarded at the sum of N895,250,000 to a group called Pearl Consultants.

 

The second memoran­dum was for the award of the contract for the rehabilitation of the Idah-Nsukka Road, an 84-kilometre road, linking Kogi and Enugu states, which Council approved for the sum of N26.172 billion, in favour of a joint venture of Messrs. Sajeto Construction and RN Construction”, he said.

Meanwhile, the Minister of the FCT, Mallam Bello, said his ministry got an approval for the procurement of a light duty towing truck at the cost of N286,302,277.50, which he ex­plained is expected to be made available within eight weeks.

 

“In today’s council meet­ing, I presented a memo for the award of contract for the procurement of a light duty towing truck, including a 10-ton crane attachment for the Direc­torate of Road Traffic Services, under the Federal Capital Ter­ritory Administration.

 

“This truck is meant to complement and add to the fleet of vehicles that the di­rectory has so that it can en­hance our activities of towing vehicles. This contract has been awarded to a company called CIF Global Services Limited, at a total contract sum of N286,302,277.50, with a completion period of eight weeks”, Bello said.

 

Also speaking, the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Aregbeso­la, said the Council approved the repeal of the Immigration and Prison Services Board Act and got the approval for the en­actment of the CDCFIB.

 

“On behalf of the Ministry of Interior, I presented a memo to the Federal Executive Coun­cil seeking approval for a bill on how to repeal the Immi­gration and Prison Services Board Act, Cap 12, Law of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004. I equally sought the approval for the enactment of the Civ­il Defence, Corrections, Fire, Immigration Services Board (CDCFIB), Bill 2021 at today’s FEC. And the two prayers were approved”, he disclosed.